A former Clemson pitcher was drafted Wednesday by the Boston Red Sox just hours after his first chemotherapy treatment, SB Nation reported.
Clate Schmidt, 21, who just finished his junior year at Clemson, was diagnosed earlier this month with nodular sclerosing lymphoma.
"It was definitely a blow, to say the least," Schmidt told the Boston Globe. "I'm not a kid that cries, like ever. But that was the first time in a long time that I shed any tears."
Then Schmidt received some happier news: The Red Sox drafted him in the 32nd round with the 951st pick overall.